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Children's Services

Early Childhood Education

Easterseals South Florida offers programs for children of all ages. Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics have confirmed that a child's brain structure is influenced significantly by their environment and experiences during the first few years of life.

Child Development Center


The Easterseals South Florida Child Development Center in Miami is available to all pre-school children from birth to school age.  Although Easterseals is known for its work with persons with disabilities, the Child Development Center has an inclusive program for typical learners as well as children with special needs.

Students at Easterseals South Florida Child Development Centers receive individualized programming in classrooms with small teacher:student ratios. Therapies and before and aftercare are also available. Registration is continuous.  Learn more... 

Head Start

Head Start

Easterseals South Florida has been educating young children in six Head Start programs.  The staff at Easterseals continues to provide comprehensive early childhood care, case management and education sevices for pregnant women, infants, toddlers and pre-school age children.

Find an Easterseals South Florida Center near you. 

 Autism Services

Autism Elementary School

Easterseals Academy: Autism Elementary School is a coeducational day program serving students from Kindergarten through fifth grade. The school incorporates a variety of teaching methods, materials and techniques into its unique education center. 

The Autism Elementary School offers small teacher to student ratios, multi-sensory learning, and accepts the McKay Scholarship.  Learn more...

For youths ages 13-22, Easterseals South Florida offers a unique educational program involving academics and cooking!  The Culinary Arts High School in Miami is a great opportunity for youths with special needs to learn functional skills in a restaurant-style kitchen, along with a classroom education where they earn a special diploma. 

Afterschool and Summer Camp Programs

Summer Camp-Pool

Easterseals South Florida provides both After School and Summer Camp Programs for FREE!

After School services are offered to elementary and middle school children (6-12 years old) who attend schools in Miami Dade County.  These services are offered in three Miami-area locations.  The program includes literacy and homework support, physical fitness, social skills and a variety of enrichment activities involving music, art and dance.

Easterseals South Florida offers two Summer Camp Programs.  The Early Childhood Summer Camp is open to young children ages 3-5 years old (slots for 6 typical children and 24 students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or related disabilities).  The Youth Development Culinary Arts Summer Camp is open to 39 youths ages 13 -22 (slots for 9 typically developing role models).  This camp provides independent living, job knowledge, life skills and hands on culinary arts training.

Find out if our After School and Summer Camp Programs Programs are right for you.


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